Wavelength-dependent soliton self-routing in birefringent fiber filters

S. Wabnitz, S. Trillo, E. M. Wright, G. I. Stegeman

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We predict the formation and the resonant coupling of a new type of optical solitary wave orthogonal that swings between polarizations in a periodically twisted birefringent fiber filter. We point out the potential of these solitons for all-optical switching applications. In particular, power-dependent tuning of the Bragg resonance conditionmay lead to optically controlled wavelengthdemultiplexing of whole soliton pulses. The Raman ef- fect may inhibit the polarization coupling for femtosecond pulses. However, we find that the twisting solitons may be still be formed for input-pulse widths as short as 20 fsec.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)602-613
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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